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January 13, 2019

Author’s Note: While this story is a work of fiction, there are events and descriptions of symptoms that could trigger someone with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you think you may be triggered, please think before reading further.

Contrary to the cultural stereotype, I like visiting my fa...

December 23, 2018

Sometimes if my brother and I had been up all night we would wait until 9am to go to the bottle-o and start drinking shortly after that. I’ve been on Centrelink for majority of the time but there was a time I was off it for 6-12 months with only one job in-between that lasted for 3 months. So for th...

December 9, 2018

Survival mode is brought on by trauma (or extreme stress) that is prolonged or an immense amount of it that occurs with-in a short time period. These experiences usually changes the way you view the world around you. In my personal experience while in this mode your focus, purpose and clarity disapp...

October 21, 2018

A final thought on managing PTSD, addressed to those living with PTSD: 

What I’ve learned…..

Some days I think, “I’m cured.” Why do we do that to ourselves? For some reason we look at ourselves as damaged. We are not. Life has thrown us some serious curve balls and we have a  new normal to discover. F...